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« Reply #150 on: February 19, 2012, 03:41:21 pm »
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Coupl'a questions: Has Ford imposed tax increases to help battle inflation? And if so, do the Democrats have a more Keynesian approach of lower middle class tax cuts and economic stimulus?
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« Reply #151 on: February 19, 2012, 10:52:09 pm »
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Coupl'a questions: Has Ford imposed tax increases to help battle inflation? And if so, do the Democrats have a more Keynesian approach of lower middle class tax cuts and economic stimulus?

President Ford's proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy was nearly realized but his spending cuts were not. The Tax Reform Act of 1979 (introduced as the Fair and Just Taxation Act of 1979) was passed over Ford's objections. However, the 5% increase is permanent.

Scoop has called for a "large stimulative public works program" to "rebuild our nation and put people to work" but has yet to include any specifics, also stating he would be willing to "work with Republicans."

Any large and sweeping tax cut is considered dead on arrival after the Kemp-Roth debacle.
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« Reply #153 on: February 26, 2012, 11:06:08 pm »
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1980 General Election

Following the Republican National Convention and the Vice Presidential selection of Margaret Heckler, Vice President Baker received a moderate bounce in the polls and cut into Jackson’s lead. Being the incumbent party, Republicans had the edge in that their convention was last, and as such their attacks went without primetime-covered rebuttal.

However, as the campaign progressed the tides continued to turn against the Grand Old Party. The Iran Hostage crisis continued to be an albatross on the already dim fortunes of Baker, but it was merely exacerbated by day after day of congressional hearings, with the red flags of some sort of cover-up rising. During the debates, Jackson never impugned the Vice President’s integrity, but the implications were there.

The Democratic National Committee put forth most of its efforts into a “national strategy”, as their numbers in Congress had reached close to their maximum capacity. Senator Jackson began to court the vaunted Republican strongholds in the Rockies and the Plains, hoping to bolster down-ticket numbers for congressional Democrats.

The South had initially looked to be more competitive than in the previous election, with the Republican being a Southerner himself. However, with the Iran Hostage crisis stoking nationalist sentiments and the pro-life leanings of Jackson (Baker was pro-choice) the South began to gravitate heavily to Jackson in October, and even their redoubts in southern cities such as Palm Beach, Mobile, and Atlanta weren’t a sure thing.



Senator Scoop Jackson (D-WA) / Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX), 56.17% Popular Vote, 475 Electoral Votes
Vice President Howard Baker (R-TN) / Representative Margaret Heckler (R-MA), 42.48% Popular Vote, 63 Electoral Votes
Others - 1.35% Popular Vote
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« Reply #154 on: February 26, 2012, 11:11:45 pm »
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State-by-State Results:

Alabama:
Jackson: 61.25%
Baker: 38.22%
Others: .53%

Alaska:
Baker: 52.33%
Jackson: 45.97%
Others: 1.7%

Arizona:
Jackson: 50.82%
Baker: 47.14%
Others: 2.04%

Arkansas:
Jackson: 70.12%
Baker: 28.83%
Others: 1.05%

California:
Jackson: 54.23%
Baker:  43.47%
Others:  2.3%

Colorado:

Baker: 49.58%
Jackson: 48.37%
Others: 2.05%

Connecticut:
Jackson: 52.45%
Baker: 46.97%
Others: 0.58%

Delaware:
Jackson: 58.77%
Baker: 40.69%
Others: .54%

Florida:
Jackson: 59.83%
Baker: 39.68%
Others: .49%

Georgia:
Jackson: 61.07%
Baker: 38.63%
Others: .30%

Hawaii:
Jackson: 55.77%
Baker: 43.92%
Others: 0.31%

Idaho:

Baker: 50.66%
Jackson: 47.32%
Others: 2.02%

Illinois:

Jackson: 54.61%
Baker: 43.16%
Others: 2.23%

Indiana:
Baker: 49.80%
Jackson: 47.42%
Others: 2.78%

Iowa:
Jackson: 54.54%
Baker: 44.67%
Others: .79%

Kansas:

Baker: 50.32%
Jackson: 49.12%
Others: .56%

Kentucky:

Jackson: 63.93%
Baker: 35.82%
Others: .25%

Louisiana:
Jackson: 61.44%
Baker: 38.23%
Others: .33%

Maine:
Jackson: 51.22%
Baker: 47.40%
Others: 1.38%

Maryland:

Jackson: 60.24%
Baker: 39.13%
Others: .63%

Massachusetts:
Jackson: 57.08%
Baker: 42.71%
Others: .21%

Michigan:
Jackson: 56.18%
Baker: 43.56%
Others: .26%

Minnesota:
Jackson: 53.26%
Baker: 41.99%
Others: 4.75%

Mississippi:

Jackson: 63.49%
Baker: 36.07%
Others: .44%

Missouri:
Jackson: 61.73%
Baker: 37.40%
Others: .87%

Montana:

Jackson: 53.37%
Baker: 45.93%
Others: .70%

Nebraska:
Baker: 52.44%
Jackson: 46.53%
Others: 1.03%

Nevada:

Jackson: 51.85%
Baker: 47.93%
Others: .22%

New Hampshire:
Baker: 50.89%
Jackson: 46.73%
Others: 2.38%

New Jersey:

Jackson: 49.34%
Baker: 48.77%
Others: 1.89%

New Mexico:

Jackson: 53.34%
Baker: 46.11%
Others: .55%

New York:
Jackson: 53.71%
Baker: 42.92%
Others: 3.37%

North Carolina:
Jackson: 61.97%
Baker: 37.80%
Others: .23%

North Dakota:

Jackson: 50.04%
Baker: 48.76%
Others: 1.2%

Ohio:
Jackson: 60.80%
Baker: 38.97%
Others: .23%

Oklahoma:

Jackson: 58.55%
Baker: 40.72%
Others: .73%

Oregon:
Jackson: 50.68%
Baker: 44.27%
Others: 5.05%

Pennsylvania:

Jackson: 56.98%
Baker: 42.59%
Others: .43%

Rhode Island:

Jackson: 61.79%
Baker: 37.95%
Others: .26%

South Carolina:

Jackson: 65.13%
Baker: 34.54%
Others: .33%

South Dakota:

Jackson: 52.26%
Baker: 46.96%
Others: .78%

Tennessee:

Baker: 53.06%
Jackson: 46.11%
Others: .83%

Texas:

Jackson: 59.88%
Baker: 39.86%
Others: .26%

Utah:

Baker: 53.37%
Jackson: 45.18%
Others: 1.45%

Vermont:

Baker: 52.17%
Jackson: 43.56%
Others: 4.27%

Virginia:
Jackson: 58.47%
Baker: 40.26%
Others: 1.27%

Washington:

Jackson: 66.84%
Baker: 32.14%
Others: 1.02%

West Virginia:

Jackson: 67.64%
Baker: 31.35%
Others: 1.01%

Wisconsin:

Jackson: 51.36%
Baker: 46.80%
Others: 1.57%

Wyoming:

Baker: 56.71%
Jackson: 42.16%
Others: 1.13%



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« Reply #155 on: February 27, 2012, 01:35:21 am »
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« Reply #156 on: February 28, 2012, 06:09:36 pm »
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Jackson failed to take Missoula County...........................

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« Reply #157 on: February 28, 2012, 06:13:21 pm »
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And Mobile County too.
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« Reply #158 on: February 28, 2012, 06:14:48 pm »
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Oh sh*t.  Neocon alert!  Danger Will Robinson!

I'm sick'a the hate! Anyways, I could see myself supporting Jackson in this election.
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« Reply #159 on: February 28, 2012, 06:28:09 pm »
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Jackson failed to take Missoula County...........................

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And Mobile County too.

Actually, Baker personally did much better in urban areas than some winning Republicans do. That was intentional. Smiley

Despite a shellacing in the South, Baker was manage to reach out and touch areas that used to vote Republican - the urban professionals/businessmen, in areas such as Mobile, Palm Beach (which he lost by an inch) etc. He'd have won Dallas without Bentsen on the ticket and ran ahead of Ford in Atlanta.

 
Oh sh*t.  Neocon alert!  Danger Will Robinson!

I'm sick'a the hate! Anyways, I could see myself supporting Jackson in this election.

I think you most likely would have. I have much planned for Mattingly in the future, though I'd not want to spoil anything. Smiley

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Jackson failed to take Missoula County...........................

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And Mobile County too.

Actually, Baker personally did much better in urban areas than some winning Republicans do. That was intentional. Smiley

Despite a shellacing in the South, Baker was manage to reach out and touch areas that used to vote Republican - the urban professionals/businessmen, in areas such as Mobile, Palm Beach (which he lost by an inch) etc. He'd have won Dallas without Bentsen on the ticket and ran ahead of Ford in Atlanta.

Who told you Mobile is still uber-duper Republican in this universe? Tongue

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« Reply #161 on: February 28, 2012, 06:40:05 pm »
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Jackson failed to take Missoula County...........................

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And Mobile County too.

Actually, Baker personally did much better in urban areas than some winning Republicans do. That was intentional. Smiley

Despite a shellacing in the South, Baker was manage to reach out and touch areas that used to vote Republican - the urban professionals/businessmen, in areas such as Mobile, Palm Beach (which he lost by an inch) etc. He'd have won Dallas without Bentsen on the ticket and ran ahead of Ford in Atlanta.

Who told you Mobile is still uber-duper Republican in this universe? Tongue

Oh, Jackson carried Dent County. What a craphole.

Ford won it in '76, and in the rare instance of a competitive election in AL, Mobile was a cornerstone of pretty much any AL Republican's support at the time. In a sense, Baker is a "favorite son" of the urban white Southern areas.
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« Reply #162 on: February 28, 2012, 07:20:19 pm »
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1980 Senate Elections

Much like their presidential ticket, 1980 proved to be a crushing defeat for down-ballot Republicans as well. Twenty-two Republican seats were flipped to the Democrats, and in addition the Democrats netted four Senate seats. Vice President Baker dragged down fellow Republicans with him like a drowning man, and Democrats saw their largest majorities since the thirties.

Alabama

Jefferson Dent (D), 67.87% - James D. Martin (R), 32.13% (D Hold)

Alaska

Clark Gruening (D), 58.13% - Frank Murkowski (R), 40.82% - Others, 1.05% (D Hold)

Arizona

Bob Stump (D), 64.56% - Evan Mecham (R), 30.22% - Others 5.22% (D Pick-up)

Arkansas

Dale Bumpers (D), 100% (D Hold)

California

Alan Cranston (D), 60.55% - Paul Gann (R), 37.54% - Others, 1.91% (D Hold)

Colorado

Gary Hart (D), 58.77% - Mary E. Buchanan (R), 41.23% (D Hold)

Connecticut

Christopher Dodd (D), 58.77% - Julie Belaga (R), 39.74% - Others, 1.49% (D Hold)

Florida

Richard McPherson (D), 61.21% - Paula Hawkins (R), 38.79% (D Hold)

Georgia

Herman Talmadge (D), 54.41% - Mack Mattingly, 45.59% (D Hold)

Hawaii

Daniel Inouye (D), 100% (D Hold)

Idaho

Frank Church (D), 59.31% - George Hansen (R), 40.69% (D Hold)

Illinois

Dan Rostenkowski (D), 53.66% - Charles Percy (R), 44.68% - Others, 1.66% (D Hold)

Indiana

Birch Bayh (D), 56.77% - Joel Deckard (R), 41.10% - Others, 2.13% (D Hold)

Iowa

John Culver (D), 55.12% - Roger Jepsen (R), 44.82% - Others, .06% (D Hold)

Kansas

Bob Dole (R), 51.31% - Arthur Roberts (D), 48.69% (R Hold)

Kentucky

Wendell H. Ford (D), 100% (D Hold)

Louisiana

Russell B. Long (D), 100% (D Hold)

Maryland

Charles Mathias (R), 54.17% - Gladys Spellman (D), 45.83% (R Hold)

Missouri

Thomas Eagleton (D), 67.12% - Fred Anderson (R), 31.88% - Others, 1% (D Hold)

Nevada

Paul Laxalt (R), 51.42% - Mary Gojack (D), 48.58% (R Hold)

New Hampshire

John A. Durkin (D), 60.66% - Wesley Powell (R), 39.34% (D Hold)

New York

Jacob K. Javits (R), 56.47% - Elizabeth Holtzman (D), 40.19% - Others, 3.34% (R Hold)

North Carolina

Robert B. Morgan (D), 66.97% - John P. East (R), 33.03% (D Hold)

North Dakota


Warren “Feisty” Ford (R), 54.12% - Kent Johanneson (D), 45.88% (R Hold)

Ohio

John Glenn (D), 100% (D Hold)

Oklahoma

Wes Watkins (D), 69.14% - John Jarman (R), 30.86% (D Pick-up)

Oregon

Bob Duncan (D), 50.13% - Bob Packwood (R), 41.60% - Others, 8.27% (D Pick-up)

Pennsylvania

John Murtha (D), 55.14% - Arlen Specter (R), 44.86% (D Pick-up)

South Carolina

Ernest Hollings (D), 100% (D Hold)

South Dakota

George McGovern (D), 52.41% - James Abdnor, (R), 47.59% (D Hold)

Utah


Jake Garn (R), 62.58% - Dan Berman (D), 37.42% (R Hold)

Vermont


Patrick Leahy (D), 64.71% - Peter P. Smith (R), 35.29% (D Hold)

Washington

Warren Magnuson (D), 62.96% - John Spellman (R), 37.04% (D Hold)

Wisconsin

Gaylord Nelson (D), 58.77% - Bob Kasten (R), 41.23% (D Hold)

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« Reply #163 on: February 28, 2012, 07:30:51 pm »
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Alabama:
Jefferson Dent (D)
Howell Heflin (D)


Alaska:
Ted Stevens (R)
Clark Gruening (D)

Arizona:
Bob Stump (D)
Dennis DeConcini (D)

Arkansas:
David Pryor (D)
Dale Bumpers (D)


California:
Alan Cranston (D)
S. I. Hayakawa (R)

Colorado:
Gary Hart (D)
Bill Armstrong (R)

Connecticut:
Lowell Weicker (R)
Christopher Dodd (D)

Delaware:
Joe Biden (D)
William Roth (R)

Florida:
Lawton Chiles (D)
Richard McPherson (D)


Georgia:
Sam Nunn (D)
Herman Talmadge (D)


Hawaii:
Daniel Inouye (D)
Spark Matsunaga (D)


Idaho:
James McClure (R)
Frank Church (D)

Illinois:
Alex Seith (D)
Dan Rostenkowski (D)


Indiana:
Birch Bayh (D)
Richard Lugar (R)

Iowa:
John Culver (D)
Dick Clark (D)


Kansas:
Bob Dole (R)
Joan Finney (D)

Kentucky:
Walter Huddleston (D)
Wendell Ford (D)


Louisiana:
Bennett Johnston Jr. (D)
Russell B. Long (D)


Maine:
William Hathaway (D)
Edmund Muskie (D)


Maryland:
Paul Sarbanes (D)
Charles Mathias (R)

Massachusetts:
Ted Kennedy (D)
Paul Tsongas (D)


Michigan:
Donald Riegle (D)
Carl Levin (D)


Minnesota:
Walter Mondale (D)
David Durenburger (R)

Mississippi:
John Stennis (D)
Patton Wyde (D)


Missouri:
Thomas Eagleton (D)
John Danforth (R)

Montana:
Scott Westman (D)
Max Baucus (D)


Nebraska:
James Exon (D)
Edward Zorinsky (D)

Nevada:
Paul Laxalt (R)
Howard Cannon (D)

New Hampshire:
Thomas McIntyre (D)
John A. Durkin (D)


New Jersey:
Harrison Williams (D)
Clifford Case (R)

New Mexico:
Bruce King (D)
Harrison Schmidt (R)

New York:
Jacob Javits (R)
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D)

North Carolina:
Robert Burren Morgan (D)
John Ingram (D)


North Dakota:
Quentin Burdick (D)
Warren F. Ford (R)

Ohio:
John Glenn (D)
Howard Metzenbaum (D)


Oklahoma:
David Boren (D)
Wes Watkins (D)

Oregon:
Mark Hatfield (R)
Bob Duncan (D)

Pennsylvania:
John Heinz (R)
John Murtha (D)

Rhode Island:
Claiborne Pell (D)
John Chafee (R)

South Carolina:
Strom Thurmond (R)
Ernest Hollings (D)

South Dakota:
George McGovern (D)
Larry Pressler (R)

Tennessee:
Marilyn Lloyd (D)
Jim Sasser (D)


Texas:
Bob Krueger (D)
Lloyd Bentsen (D)


Utah:
Jake Garn (R)
Orrin Hatch (R)


Vermont:
Lawrence I. Coventry (R)
Patrick Leahy (D)

Virginia:
Andrew Miller (D)
Harry Byrd (I/D)


Washington:
Warren G. Magnuson (D)
Dixy Lee Ray* (D)


West Virginia:
Jennings Randolph (D)
Robert Byrd (D)


Wisconsin:
William Proxmire (D)
Gaylord Nelson (D)

Wyoming:
Malcolm Wallop (R)
Alan Simpson (R)




Senate Composition:

D: 73 R: 27

President Pro Tempore: Warren Magnuson (D-WA)
Majority Leader: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Majority Whip: Jefferson Dent (D-AL)

Minority Leader: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Minority Whip: Lawrence I. Coventry (R-VT)

House Composition:

D: 326 R: 109

Speaker of the House: Tip O'Neill (D-MA)
Majority Leader: Jim Wright (D-TX)
Majority Whip: John Brademas (D-IN)

Minority Leader: Ericson L. Snell (R-NY)
Minority Whip: Stephen Brainerd (R-CA)
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« Reply #164 on: February 28, 2012, 10:46:35 pm »
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Holy Crap!

The Republican Party is f***ed!
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« Reply #165 on: March 01, 2012, 09:30:31 pm »
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The Cabinet of Scoop Jackson

Vice President: Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX)
Chief of Staff: Richard Perle (D-WA)
Secretary of State: Abraham Ribicoff (D-CT)
Secretary of Defense: Walter B. LaBerge (I-CA)
Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare: Philip W. Noel (D-RI)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL)
Secretary of Interior: Lloyd Meeds (D-WA)
Secretary of Commerce: Robert Eisner (D-IL)
Secretary of Treasury: Andy Ireland (D-FL)
Secretary of Agriculture: Wendell Anderson (D-MN)
Secretary of Labor: Lane Kirkland (D-SC)
Secretary of Transportation: Louise D. Hicks (D-MA)
Postmaster General: Frank Shrontz (I-ID)
Attorney General: John J. O’Connell (D-WA)
UN Ambassador: Paul Wolfowitz (D-DC)

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President Scoop Jackson was elected in November with an overwhelming mandate, laying claim to a victory on par with the last Democratic president, Lyndon Johnson.  Concurrently, Democrats gained a score of seats in the House of Representatives and broke the seventy-mark in the Senate. Having been inaugurated with approvals in the sixties, the Washingtonian was bestowed with great political capital. How has he spent it?

Designing a cabinet to be representative of his base of support was problematic in itself. Despite a few concessions to liberals in the form of Robert Eisner and Adlai Stevenson, no body assaulted his cabinet picks more than the liberals themselves. Senator Jefferson Dent was quoted to have privately called it “an unadulterated buy-out by Boeing,” and did not vote to confirm over half of the nominees. Despite that fact, the President’s picks were confirmed after some gridlock.

Furthermore, the President had his work cut out for him in reconciling his own agenda with that of the liberals in Congress. Citing high unemployment and the hostage crisis in Iran, he unveiled his economic plan, dubbed “The Fortify America” act. The Fortify America Act, or Long-Seith, gave billions in bloc-grants to the defense industry, on the condition that they greatly increase hires. Long-Seith also exempted defense-manufacturing plants from many regulatory requirements, with the tentative goal of boosting construction and labor in tandem.

Just a month after inauguration, the President took the Iranians to task concerning the hostages. However, the Iranian government was largely unresponsive or apathetic, and in Iranian media the hijackers were emboldened by the situation. Determined to not be bogged down in the same fashion that the Republicans were, Congress passed a resolution “authorizing the President to use military force for up to ninety days” vis-à-vis Iran, in hopes of leveraging pressure on Iran to release the hostages. His efforts bore no fruit, and no successful negotiation is in sight.
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Who's the current Senate Minority Leader? Ted Stevens? Bob Dole? Maybe your boy Mark Hatfield?
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Who's the current Senate Minority Leader? Ted Stevens? Bob Dole? Maybe your boy Mark Hatfield?

Ted Stevens is still the Senate Minority Leader, though with Senate Republicans dropping like flies the position could be open again soon. Smiley

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Senate Composition:

D: 73 R: 27

President Pro Tempore: Warren Magnuson (D-WA)
Majority Leader: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Majority Whip: Jefferson Dent (D-AL)

Minority Leader: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Minority Whip: Lawrence I. Coventry (R-VT)

House Composition:

D: 326 R: 109

Speaker of the House: Tip O'Neill (D-MA)
Majority Leader: Jim Wright (D-TX)
Majority Whip: John Brademas (D-IN)

Minority Leader: Ericson L. Snell (R-NY)
Minority Whip: Stephen Brainerd (R-CA)

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D: 73 R: 27

President Pro Tempore: Warren Magnuson (D-WA)
Majority Leader: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Majority Whip: Jefferson Dent (D-AL)

Minority Leader: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Minority Whip: Lawrence I. Coventry (R-VT)

House Composition:

D: 326 R: 109

Speaker of the House: Tip O'Neill (D-MA)
Majority Leader: Jim Wright (D-TX)
Majority Whip: John Brademas (D-IN)

Minority Leader: Ericson L. Snell (R-NY)
Minority Whip: Stephen Brainerd (R-CA)


How the f---- did that happen?
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« Reply #169 on: March 05, 2012, 08:33:33 am »
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Who's the current Senate Minority Leader? Ted Stevens? Bob Dole? Maybe your boy Mark Hatfield?

Ted Stevens is still the Senate Minority Leader, though with Senate Republicans dropping like flies the position could be open again soon. Smiley

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Senate Composition:

D: 73 R: 27

President Pro Tempore: Warren Magnuson (D-WA)
Majority Leader: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Majority Whip: Jefferson Dent (D-AL)

Minority Leader: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Minority Whip: Lawrence I. Coventry (R-VT)

House Composition:

D: 326 R: 109

Speaker of the House: Tip O'Neill (D-MA)
Majority Leader: Jim Wright (D-TX)
Majority Whip: John Brademas (D-IN)

Minority Leader: Ericson L. Snell (R-NY)
Minority Whip: Stephen Brainerd (R-CA)


How the f---- did that happen?

See: Ford victory in '76.

I believe that the Jimmy Carter's victory in 1976 actually did the Republicans a HUGE favor IRL.  Namely, the presence of a Democrat in office quickly eroded the public memory of Watergate.  With Ford in office for another term, along with the bumbling of the Iran Hostage Crisis on a Republican President's watch, the memory of Watergate is probably fresh on the minds of the voting public.  It'd be kind of like how Grant's second term in office reminded people of the corruption going on in his administration and in 1874 the Republican Party got a huge ass kicking when just a few years earlier they had supermajority status.
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« Reply #170 on: March 05, 2012, 08:34:31 am »
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Who's the current Senate Minority Leader? Ted Stevens? Bob Dole? Maybe your boy Mark Hatfield?

Ted Stevens is still the Senate Minority Leader, though with Senate Republicans dropping like flies the position could be open again soon. Smiley

Senate/House composition reposted:

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Senate Composition:

D: 73 R: 27

President Pro Tempore: Warren Magnuson (D-WA)
Majority Leader: Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Majority Whip: Jefferson Dent (D-AL)

Minority Leader: Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Minority Whip: Lawrence I. Coventry (R-VT)

House Composition:

D: 326 R: 109

Speaker of the House: Tip O'Neill (D-MA)
Majority Leader: Jim Wright (D-TX)
Majority Whip: John Brademas (D-IN)

Minority Leader: Ericson L. Snell (R-NY)
Minority Whip: Stephen Brainerd (R-CA)


How the f---- did that happen?

See: Ford victory in '76.

I believe that the Jimmy Carter's victory in 1976 actually did the Republicans a HUGE favor IRL.  Namely, the presence of a Democrat in office quickly eroded the public memory of Watergate.  With Ford in office for another term, along with the bumbling of the Iran Hostage Crisis on a Republican President's watch, the memory of Watergate is probably fresh on the minds of the voting public.  It'd be kind of like how Grant's second term in office reminded people of the corruption going on in his administration and in 1874 the Republican Party got a huge ass kicking when just a few years earlier they had supermajority status.

This exactly.
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« Reply #171 on: March 06, 2012, 08:31:15 pm »
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What's Jeanne Kirkpatrick doing?
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« Reply #172 on: March 06, 2012, 09:49:27 pm »
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What's Jeanne Kirkpatrick doing?

Serving as Deputy Secretary of State.

Anyway, Mechaman summed it up quite well but I'll expand upon the Senate results a bit later, and then include a real update.
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« Reply #173 on: March 06, 2012, 09:53:19 pm »
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What bout giving Jeanne NSA?
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« Reply #174 on: March 07, 2012, 11:02:26 pm »
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Rehabilitation: 1980-1981

The early eighties would represent a transformational time in the lives of both Thad and his peers. With a landslide presidential defeat and the largest Democratic majority since the Depression, Thad and his contemporaries frequently found themselves to be in poor spirits. While feeling melancholy on most days, Thad would find himself reciting the adage, “The strongest steel is forged from the hottest fire.” While in correspondence, his new friend Areus was sure to remind him of that with a suspicious optimism.

Not all of his Republican colleagues were handling it quite as well. While his despondence and uncertainty was detriment only to his managerial work, Thad’s friend Hank Stevenson had been handling it much worse. Even as they departed the Republican National Convention, Hank had seemed much more tense and hostile to Thad than before. Hank had grown bitter and malicious, jeering at Thad over his senate loss or angrily remonstrate him for his candidate of choice. Under the duress of the times, Thad found himself reciprocating and the two barely spoke.

Similarly, Hank’s personal life seemed to have hit the skids. He was frequently absent from work and merely stayed employed by virtue of filial ties. Whenever in sight, he looked gaunt, sweaty, and pale, eyes darting from left to right in paranoia. Even his barrel-sized chest had shrunken in, and his natural aura of endearment and comfort had worn off.

Reluctant to resign himself to be a floor manager at the brewery for the rest of his days, Thad caught wind of Senator Ed Muskie’s retirement and filed to run for the open seat. Thad knew that it would be much less of a coronation with Republican prospects looking slightly better, but the biggest surprise was when he heard of a second candidate for the Republican nomination: Hank Stevenson.
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